In the vein of Blankey Jet City – 11 Still Birth’s rough vocals and unapologetic rock is instantly unsettling and catchy garage punk that immediately gets under your skin. 11 Still Birth members are Jutani Shumigaku (Vocal. Guitar), Kanoryou Shinsuke (Guitar), Nakayama Masayukai (Bass) and Tomitayuki Shinsuke (Drums).
Arbus was formed in May 2008 in Kyoto. They are young, purposeful and filled of energy. They are finding inspiration in many different genres, such as music of their scene partners, hardcore, punk, jazz, bossa nova and even pop music. As a result, you can hear great and catchy fusion of many genres. They are not […]
A rock guitar riff here, a cool jazz vocal there – Couch draws elements from different genres combining them with their particular brand of mainstream pop. Couch’s musical style defines the words “Japanese Indie Pop” creating a pop sound that is refined by Couch and defies mainstream cliches. Couch was formed in November 2002, bringing […]
ТОЛ (TOL in English) is experimental band from Ukraine. They became one of the brightest band on the ukranian underground scene attracting people attention by their strong social lyrics in Russian and Ukrainian that reflect most problems of modern society and high quality sound. Band was formed in 2003 as alternative nu metal band, […]
Power pop denotes songs with Beatle’sque harmonies, catchy guitar hooks and emotional lyrics. While Fabled Number is no exception to this rule; Power pop heroes walk among us stamping their music with an electronic beat, and branding it with their frontman’s distinct vocal style. Fabled Number are N’Eita (guitar, vocal), CHii Lulupucchi (percussion, Keyboard), N’Taichi […]
The Tallest Man On Earth is the moniker of Kristian Mattson – Swedish singer-songwriter. Before starting his solo career in 2006, he was playing guitar in Swedish indie band Montezumas. His music is based in folk and blues sound with English lyrics. During his career Kristian released two EPs and three full-length albums, his latest […]
From The Outside is an electronic rock music project from Brazil. Actually it’s a solo-project by young and purposeful Rafael Veiga, who’s writing and recording all music. In his music you can find post-rock and ambient influences, and also some experimental tunes and light breezing of trance and IDM music. Powerful meeting of rock and […]
Aiha Higurashi had been announcing a desire to play New York again since before the formation of her new band, THE GIRL. They arrived here with a Japanese duo called Uhnellys, who are made up of Midi, a female drummer, and Kim, a male guitarist/mini-trumpeter/rapper. Aiha had seen them play in Tokyo, been fascinated by […]
Described as AGGRESSIVE discotheque; “it’s like they took a bazillion bands and meshed them together” – 0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki) is an eclectic indie duo from Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2008, with members Tadaomi Toyama (vocals, guitar) and J.M. (vocals) 0.8秒と衝撃。’s unique vision draws in the listener with an in-your-face creativity that makes fans of even […]
With original members guitar player Kawabe, bassist Kim, and drummer J.J. joining in 1998 – The Gimmies is a Japanese rock band created by guitarist Sora in 1997. Described by one reviewer; “As a band that wants to beat every song to a pulp with an unmitigated fury.” What The Gimmies’ punk-rock sound may lack […]
The Muddy River Nightmare Band is a thing that no man nor beast should speak lightly. The horror. One minute they’re spooky in a ’50s sci-fi way; the next minute they’re barrel-assing through your hastily – assembled road blocks with, “Come on girl and back that big rig up, my love’s as big as a […]
With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director […]
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With sound a stripped-down sound that is both explosive and angry – RANGSTEEN are a hard-rocking trio from Tokyo, Japan. The band released their 2nd album “Roll” in 2011. With the entire crew taking vocal credit; RANGSTEEN are guitarist/frontman Koji, bass player Maru and drummer Mattu.
Growing up Taiwanese post-rock scene gives us another great band called Selfkill. They are one of the pioneers of post-rock music in Taiwan. They are founded in 2002, it’s an early stage of Taiwanese post-rock. Selfkill already released full album, and very soon new EP 「公路白」(Highway Dawn) will be released!
Allen Wes 艾瑋倫 is Taiwanese nu metal musician who is popular in Taiwan, but very little known in the world. He’s singing and playing guitar in his own solo project, but also he is playing guitar in known Taiwanese nu metal band Dizzy Butterfly, he had collaborations with Taiwanese rock star Alan Kuo and other […]
Formed in 2009, N.9.LINE is an emo rock foursome mostly active in Shizuoka, Tokyo. The band’s unique view of the world is the concept of “nekura × music = N.9.LINE” – Lyrics that expresses the anguish of today but with a musical interpretation that conveys hopeful awareness. N.9.LINE are Shinsuke Kawasaki (vocals, guitar), Koji Otsuka […]
The other night I stopped in for a beer at Lone Wolf, a bar out in Bushwick, Brooklyn. There were only a few people there. The only other time I had been in Lone Wolf was to see ZZZ’s and some other bands. Then it was crowded. I took my beer and walked back into […]
Arktika is a post-rock-band from Cologne, Germany. Their sound can bedescribed as post-rock, post-core or sludge. Arktika was founded in 2008 by Marc (vocals and the one responsible for lyrics), Jürgen (guitars), Jan (bass), Tim (guitars) and Jürgen (drums).
members: Arata Ikemoto (Bass, Chorus) Gendai Matsuyama (Vocal, Guitar) Tomowo Morikawa (Guitar, Chorus) Ieyasu Kitade (Drums) Rooted in hard rock, emo, alternative and new wave Aeronauts‘ rock style is defined by both a smooth and unrefined garage-rock sound. Aeronauts‘ contrasting musical style may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but these contrasts are what […]
Hacktivist is perhaps first band that makes original blend of djent metal and crossover with rap vocals in their music, adding sometimes a thimbleful of electronic sounds. And they are doing this well! Five guys from England are trying to do something new and they are not afraid to be misunderstood by fans of such […]
Greatly influenced by the UK bass music scene; THE GAME SHOP is a drum & bass rock five-piece from Japan. Rock, dub step, drum & bass is taken in and mixed with 8bit game eletronica kicking the sound over the top and defining this band’s original dance style. THE GAME SHOP is comprised of KIMITO (Vocals), […]
Active in Sapporo, Japan, THE★米騒動 (The Rice Panic) was formed by 3 friends back in high school in 1992. Their unique music combines elements of garage rock, post-punk, and pop for an electrifying heart rocking sound. Band members are Ishida Minoru (Guitar, Vocals), Okita Shouko (Bass) and Sakamoto Taiki (Drums).
The Last 3 Lines are a indie rock band from Barcelona, Spain – The band takee their inspiration from post-punk, garage, psychodelia and britpop rhythms mixing it all with distortion. The Last 3 Lines are Xavi Bartrina (vocals), Sergio Pardo (vocals, guitar), Jordi Ayuste (drums), Marc Mateu (synth), Daniel Gil (vocals, guitar) and Claudio Baccigalupo […]